Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle Owner's Manual Important instructions for Winchester Model 9422 Lever Action Rifle U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 275 Winchester Ave. New Haven, CT, U. S. A. 06511-1970 Winchester trademarks licensed from Olin Corporation. Use the space below to record information about your new Model 9422 rifle. Model _ Caliber Serial Number Purchased From Date of Purchase We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your new Winchester Model 9422 rifle. We at U.S. Repeating Arms Company thank you for the privilege of crafting this rifle for you. We are especially proud of the many years of enjoyment it is certain to provide for you and your family. The Model 9422 is another rifle in an over 130 year-old tradition of producing quality firearms for the World's sportsmen. Quality of manufacture, design, craftsmanship and function are of utmost concern to us. We believe you'll find that your new 9422 meets the Winchester tradition of quality in every way. If you have any questions or comments regarding your new firearm, please feel free to write us at our administrative offices: Customer Service Department U. S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 275 Winchester Avenue Morgan, Utah 84050-9333 Phone: 1-800-945-5237 Print Code: 9803/94539 Contents Page Gun safety warnings 2 Features 4 General description 6 Terminology and descriptions 6 Serial number 7 Ammunition 8 Full disassembly/takedown 8 Operating instructions 11 How to load 12 How to operate 13 To unload the magazine and chamber 14 Sight adjustments 14 Mounting a scope 17 Using the hammer extension 17 Cleaning and maintenance suggestions 19 Ordering parts 22 Service or repair 22 Questions & www.Winchester-guns.com 23 MODEL 9422 Over 25 years ago Winchester set out to create a new 22 caliber rifle. They wanted it to be a quick handling, easy-to-use design with traditional craftsmanship and a large dose of 19th century nostalgia. The rest is history. Importantly, your new Model 9422 is made by U.S. Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut in one of the world's most modern firearms factories. The most current computer design and machining equipment was used. It is the the product of the world's most highly trained, highly skilled firearms craftsmen and women. Today's Model 9422 has a level of quality and precision that was not possible just a few years ago. This manual covers all current versions of the Model 9422 rifle. Likely, you have one of two basic versions: the ver- sion that handles Long and Long Rifle cartridges inter- changeably, or the special 22WMR (Magnum) version that handles the 22 WMR cartridge only. Study these entire instructions carefully to be sure you have covered all information about your specific Model 9422. QUN SAFETY WARNINGS IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THESE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS BE THOROUGHLY STUDIED BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM TO ASSURE PROPER AND SAFE GUN HANDLING. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS OR FAIL- URE TO OBEY ANY SAFETY WARNING MA Y RESULT IN INJURY TO YOURSELF OR OTH- ERS, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR GUN. As a gun owner, you accept a set of demanding responsi- bilities. How seriously you take these responsibilities can be the difference between life and death. There is no excuse for careless or abusive handling of any firearm. At all times handle your rifle and any other firearm with intense respect for its power and potential danger. PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE CAUTIONS, PROPER HANDLING PROCE- DURES AND INSTRUCTIONS OUTLINED IN THIS BOOKLET BEFORE USING YOUR NEW FIREARM. 1. Do not carry a loaded gun with a live round in the chamber while walking, running, climbing a tree, crossing a fence or anywhere you might slip or fall, drop the gun or otherwise bump or jar the gun. A gun that is dropped, bumped, or jarred with a chambered round might acciden- tally discharge even with the safety on, causing serious injury to you or someone else. When a round is cham- bered keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot. 2. Do not rely on the safety (half-cock position) to pre- vent accidental discharge. Many safeties merely block the trigger and prevent firing by pulling the trigger. The safety may not prevent an accidental discharge due to dropping, jarring, or bumping a gun. 3. Use only ammunition for which the gun is chambered as indicated on the barrel, to prevent excessive pressure and possible serious personal injury. 4. Incorrectly reloaded ammunition can cause serious per- sonal injury and damage to the firearm due to excessive pressure. Reload only after proper instruction and in strict compliance with instruction and data contained in cur- rent reloading manuals. 5. Never point a gun at anything you do not intend to shoot. Always keep it pointed in a safe direction in case of accidental discharge. 6. Always check to ensure that the barrel is free of obstructions before loading and using the gun. If you experience light recoil or off sound, check the barrel for an obstruction. 7. Before firing, clean any grease or oil out of barrel with cleaning rod and patch. Grease or heavy accumulation of oil can cause excessive pressure and result in serious personal injury. 8. Keep barrel, chamber and action free of rust. Rust in the barrel and chamber can cause excessive pressures resulting in serious injury. A rusted, pitted or eroded barrel should be replaced. 9. Use hearing protection to prevent ear damage from repeated exposure to gunfire. 10. Always use proper shooting glasses to prevent eye injury from flying particles. 1 1 . Never carry a loaded gun in a motor vehicle or carry one into a dwelling. Always carefully unload the gun before entering a motor vehicle, a dwelling or an area such as a camp. Always point a gun in a safe direction while loading or unloading to prevent serious injury in case of an accidental discharge. Never load in the house or in your vehicle. 12. Never shoot at a hard, flat surface or at the surface of water to avoid a ricochet and possible serious personal injury to yourself or a bystander. 13. Store your gun in a clean dry place out of reach of chil- dren and separated from stored ammunition. 14- Never alter any parts of your gun. Any alterations or adjustments that may become necessary to the operating mechanism should be performed by a qualified gunsmith. 15. Hunting from elevated surfaces such as tree stands is dangerous. Doing so may increase the risk of handling any firearm. Always make certain that the stand being used is safe, sturdy and stable. Always make certain your firearm is unloaded when it is being taken up and down from the stand. Always make certain that your firearm is not dropped from the stand or dropped while it is being taken up or down from the stand. 16. Discharging firearms in poorly ventilated areas, clean- ing firearms, or handling ammunition may result in expo- sure to lead and other substances known to cause birth defects, reproductive harm and other serious physical injury. Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly after exposure. Model 9422 Features You can be proud of the Model 9422 in every way. The Model 9422 possesses classic lever action styling like no other 22 you can own. No other rifle has a feel and function that so closely emulates the famous Winchester lever actions of the last century. Its speed of handling combines with its top rimfire accuracy to make it the best choice — whether you are looking for a great plinking rifle or doing some serious small game hunting. A hammer extension is provided with your Model 9422. This makes cocking the hammer convenient, even when using a scope. Conventional lever action design with three-position hammer. The receiver top is grooved to easily accept rimfire-type scope bases. When your 9422 is taken down, the scope stays attached to the barrel half to preserve accuracy. Whether yours has a walnut or laminated stock you'll enjoy the classic styling of the stock and forearm. All-steel receiver and steel components. Every component of the internal firing mechanism is of durable metal. Sights are made to handle rough conditions. Front and rear sights are drift adjustable for windage. The rear sight also features an eleva- tor system for quick elevation changes, plus the sight blade can be adjusted for small changes with screw-type sight blade attachment. FIGURE 1 The authentic look of the Model 9422 isn't just for fun. The Model 9422's lever action design with tubular magazine is reliable and fast handling. The tubular magazine design with tube-mounted loading port makes loading easy for any hands, young or old. The inner magazine tube is of durable brass. For con- venience, the magazine follower is colored to dis- tinguish it from a cartridge in the magazine. Classic barrel band styling. The quick take-down feature allows you to easily disassemble your Model 9422 into two halves. A single screw on the left side of the receiver is all it takes. It makes it easy to clean and oil your rifle, plus it allows cleaning of the muzzle from the breech end, protecting the crown of the barrel so you don't risk affecting accuracy. Buttstock Receiver Ejection Port Hammer Rear Sight Front Sight FIGURE 2A Sight Hood X Muzzle Magazine Tube Loading Port Finger Lever Buttplate Qeneral Description Your new Model 9422 is one of several different versions and configurations offered. The basic operating procedures are the same for all of them. Where there are differences they are pointed out in this booklet for your convenience. The Model 9422 is a lever action design that allows the shooter to load a round by cycling the action and moving a cartridge from a loaded magazine tube to the chamber. After firing, working the finger lever ejects the empty car- tridge out the ejection port to the right. Returning the finger lever upward cycles a new cartridge from the maga- zine into the chamber. This can be repeated until the magazine is empty. The basic function and the classic looks are much like that experienced by hunters, trappers, farmers and sportsmen with their Model 94 centerfire rifles. Terminology and Descriptions Descriptions in this booklet generally refer to the gun in the horizontal position. That is, in the normal firing posi- tion. For example, the muzzle is forward or front; the butt stock is rearward or rear; the trigger is downward or under- neath; the sight is upward or on top. Figure 1 covers the general features and benefits of the Model 9422 design. For general parts terminology, refer to Figures 2A through 2C. Firing Pin Extractor Right Upper Bolt Face Extractor Right Lower Breech Bolt Locking Surface FIGURE 2B Y Carrier Pawl Extractor Left Ejector This Figure is to acquaint you with the Model 9422s breech bolt terminology. Do not attempt to disassem- ble the breech bolt. Firing Pin Striker FIGURE 2C Bolt Slide The hammer strikes the rear of the firing pin striker, which in turn strikes the firing pin. The Winchester Model 9422 is also shown disassembled to the extent necessary in order to follow instructions contained in this book (see Figure 9 later in this manual). Throughout this manual the "action" refers to the mechanism of this rifle which loads and secures the cartridges in the chamber. Serial Number The serial number is located in two places on your Model 9422: one on each half when disassembled (see Figure 3). One is on the bottom of the forward receiver/frame assembly (barrel half of the rifle) toward the front. The other is just rearward of the first one, on the rear receiver/frame assembly (buttstock half of the rifle). Record the serial number at the front of this book for future reference. FIGURE 3 Ammunition The caliber of your Model 9422 is inscribed on left side of the barrel, toward the receiver. Three versions are currently made and will be marked one of these ways. • .22 S-L-L.R. This model is designed to handle .22 caliber Shorts, Longs or Long Rifle cartridges only. These can be inserted into the magazine in any order. This version of the Model 9422 rifle is not designed to handle 22WMR (magnum) cartridges. All variations of this model are designed to function best with 22 Long Rifle cartridges. • .22 L-L.R. Same as above but use of Shorts is not recommended. • .22 WMR. This model is made to handle .22 caliber WMR (magnum) calibers only. U.S. Repeating Arms Co. can assume no responsibility for incidents which occur through use of cartridges of nonstandard dimension or those developing pressures in excess of SAAMI (Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturer's Institute) established standards. Winchester ammunition is always an excellent choice for your new Winchester rifle, delivering the unmatched performance and dependability you want. DISCHARGING FIREARMS IN POORLY VENTILATED AREAS, CLEANING FIREARMS, OR HANDLING AMMUNITION MA Y RESULT IN EXPOSURE TO LEAD AND OTHER SUBSTANCES KNOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS, REPRO- DUCTIVE HARM AND OTHER SERIOUS PHYSI- CAL INJURY. HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION AT ALL TIMES. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER EXPOSURE. FULL DISASSEMBLY / TAKEDOWN Knowing how to easily take down your Model 9422 is important for cleaning and maintenance. TO ENSURE RIFLE IS UNLOADED, OPEN ACTION AND CAREFULLY CHECK CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE TUBE FOR AMMUNITION. FIGURE 7 Receiver Breech bolt Bolt slide Remove the bolt slide and breech bolt together 3. The bolt slide may now be removed by sliding rearward out of receiver (see Figure 6). Use care to prevent the cam pin from dropping free of the bolt. 4. Bolt and bolt slide may now be separated (see Figure 7). DISASSEMBLY — 1 . Unscrew and remove takedown screw on left side of receiver (see Figure 4). 2. Separate the gun into two halves by pulling the butt stock downward to the rear (see Figure 5). FIGURE 8 Barrel/Forearm half Cam P in Breech Insert the cam pin into the hole in the breech bolt Buttstock half Make sure the breech and bolt slide fit into the in the receiver now be in these pieces: • Cam pin • Magazine tube • Takedown screw Your Model 9422 will (see Figure 8): • Barrel/forearm half • Buttstock half • Breech bolt • Bolt slide REASSEMBLY — 1. Assemble bolt and bolt slide, keeping cam pin centered (see Figure 9). 2. Insert assembly into the receiver from rear, pushing for- ward until it locks (see Figure 10). 3. Pull hammer back to full-cock position and close finger 10 FIGURE 11 Slide the two halves together. (Shown with gun laying on table) 4. Slide the frame into the receiver from the rear (see Figure 11). 5. Insert and tighten the takedown screw. Be sure to lower hammer from full-cock position by carefully applying pres- sure on the trigger as explained under "Operating Instructions." Operating; Instructions CAUTION — AL WA YS KEEP THE MUZZLE POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PRIOR TO USING LIVE AMMUNITION, FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF THOROUGHLY WITH THESE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. Get accustomed to the feel of your new gun — know the forces required to operate the action,* to pull the trigger and above all, know how to place the hammer into the safety position. The rifle is in the safety position when the hammer is in the half cocked location. * ACTION: The mechanism of a firearm which loads and secures the cartridge in the chamber. HOW TO PLACE THE HAMMER INTO THE SAFETY (HALF-COCK) POSITION — First, with the gun pointed in a safe direction, cock the hammer by swinging the lever down and back. Then firmly hold the hammer back with your thumb. While holding the hammer, apply just enough pressure on the trigger to release the hammer from the full-cock position (Figure. 12). 11 Immediately remove your finger from the trigger and slow- ly and carefully allow the hammer to lower into the "safe- ty" half-cock position (Figure 13). When the chamber is loaded never place the hammer in the fired (down) position (Figure. 14). WARNING: THE HALF-COCK TYPE SAFETY IS DESIGNED TO SECURE THE HAMMER, HOLD- ING IT FROM CONTACTING THE FIRING PIN. HOWEVER, THIS MECHANISM WILL NOT NEC- ESSARILY PREVENT THE ACCIDENTAL DIS- CHARGE OF THIS FIREARM AS A RESULT OF JARRING OR ABUSE SUCH AS OCCURS WHEN A FIREARM IS DROPPED. The safety (half-cock) arrangement is also designed to resist greater forces than are normally required to pull the trigger. The half-cock position is not intended to test one's finger strength, but rather, to provide sufficient pro- tection against unintentional or accidental firing. To forcibly pull on the trigger to cause the hammer to fall from the half-cock position will strain the parts and reduce the pressure needed to dislodge the hammer, thus damaging the safety feature of your rifle. IMPORTANT: CLEAN THE INSIDE OF THE BAR- REL AND CHAMBER TO REMOVE ALL GREASE AND OTHER POSSIBLE OBSTRUC- TIONS BEFORE FIRING YOUR GUN. HOW TO LOAD Use the correct ammunition referenced by the inscription 12 on the barrel. Before loading your gun be sure all grease and oil has been removed from the barrel and chamber, and there is no obstruction. The rifle chamber is loaded by operating the finger lever, transferring a cartridge that has been previously placed in the magazine. To load the magazine, first place the ham- mer in the safety (half-cock) position. Twist the magazine tube plug to unlock and pull the tube out until the colored follower clears the loading port in the outer magazine tube. With the muzzle pointed upward, insert the rimmed end of the cartridges into the magazine (Figure 15) and allow them to slide down towards the action. Do not exceed the recommended capacity of the magazine. Next, push the magazine tube down into position and lock into place. Care should be taken while pushing the tube in, as it is under spring tension. The rifle is now ready for operation. How to Operate Load the chamber by pivoting the finger lever down fully and return back to a closed position. CAUTION: THE HAMMER HAS BEEN AUTO- MATICALLY MOVED FROM THE SAFETY (HALF-COCK) POSITION TO THE FULL COCK POSITION AND IS NOW SET TO FIRE. ALWA YS PLACE THE HAMMER BACK INTO THE SAFE- TY (HALF-COCK) POSITION UNTIL YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT. When ready to shoot, remove your finger from the trigger and firmly grip the hammer spur with your thumb, then carefully draw the hammer back to the full cock position. Take aim and when on target, squeeze the trigger. To chamber another round for the next shot, swing the finger lever down, extracting and ejecting the fired car- 13 tridge case from the chamber. The closing of the action will transfer a new cartridge from the magazine to the chamber, leaving the hammer in a cocked "ready to fire" position. When through firing always place the hammer in the safety (half-cock) position. to unload the magazine and Chamber Place the hammer in the safety (half-cock) position. With the rifle pointed upward, withdraw the inside magazine tube from the gun. Tip the gun downward allowing the cartridges to slide out into a suitable container. Replace the inside magazine tube. Operate the finger lever, open- ing the action to eject the round from the chamber. Look into the open action making sure there are no cartridges in the action, and see both the empty chamber and the col- ored magazine follower. Always unload your gun when you have finished shooting, and before putting your gun away. Sight Adjustments All Model 9422 rifles are fitted with open sights. The style and adjustment system may vary between models and grades. Lift up on the notch blade holder and move the elevator forward or rearward with your fingers. FIGURE 16 The proper procedure is to shoot a group with the sights set as they come from the factory (intermediate position on both elevation and windage), and then make incre- mental adjustments to move the sight blade and blade holder to position the group on your target. The proce- dures below are for the type of open sights found on cur- rent Model 9422 rifles. BEFORE MAKING ANY SIGHT ADJUSTMENTS, MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS FULL Y UNLOADED AND THE MUZZLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. PLACE THE HAMMER IN THE HALF COCK (SAFETY) POSITION. 14 FIGURE 17 Loosen the two small screws. Make small adjustments up or down then retighten. UP OR DOWN ELEVATION ADJUSTMENTS — Adjusting elevation on your Model 9422 requires you to lift up the rear notch blade holder on your rifle's rear sight with your fingers and move the notched elevator either forward or backward (see Figure 16). To raise point of impact, use your fingers to lift up on the blade and slide the elevator rearward. Adjusting the sight to make your gun shoot lower is just the opposite — move the elevator forward. Remember: • Move the blade and holder up to shoot higher . • Move the blade and holder down to shoot lower. For finer elevation adjustments the sight blade itself can be moved up or down. This is done by loosening the two screws that secure the blade to the blade holder and then moving the blade up or down as desired (see Figure 17). The screws are then retightened. RIGHT OR LEFT WINDAGE ADJUSTMENTS — On most Model 9422 sights, the entire rear sight blade holder is dove-tailed in the rear sight base. To adjust for windage, gently move the rear sight blade to the right or left by tapping at the dove-tail using a wood or fiber dowel or hammer that will not mar the sight (see Figure 18). If you tap to the right your gun will shoot more to the 15 right. Moving the blade holder to the left is just as easily done. Note how much you adjust the sight as you sight-in your Model 9422. Remember: • Move the rear sight to the right to shoot farther to the right on the target. • Move the rear sight to the left to shoot farther to the left on the target. Care should be taken not to mar the finish, damage the attaching screws or bend sight components when adjust- ments are made. The front sight bead is also held in a dove-tail mount on the sight base. It is possible to make windage adjustments by tapping it to one side or the other, just like the rear base. Remember, when adjusting the front sight you get the opposite results: move to the right and you shoot more to the left, move the bead to the left and you'll shoot more to the right. All sight adjustments — of course — are a matter of trial and error. Remember, it is usually necessary to reset your sights when you change type or even brand of ammuni- tion. High velocity 22 Long Rifle ammunition will almost always have a different point of impact than a target grade load or a hollow point load. Correct sight picture. FIGURE 19 Target bull's-eye / \V O j Bead \ // w s* Notch SlQHT MAINTENANCE — Occasionally check your sights to make sure they have not been jarred or vibrated out of adjustment. This is especially important after extensive shooting or after hunting under rugged conditions. Check the two screws holding the rear sight blade in place on the blade mount and carefully tighten if necessary. Check the screw hold- ing the front sight base to the barrel. The front hood is held in place by slight indents in each side rail. If neces- sary it can be removed by carefully pulling it forward and off. Re-installation is the reverse. Front and rear sight bases should always be tight on the barrel and dove-tails should be snug. 16 SlQHT PICTURE — Using; the hammer Extension The correct sight picture for the sights on your Model 9422 is with the front bead resting in the U-shaped notch in the sight blade. The bead itself should rest directly under the point of impact. For example, if you were shoot- ing a conventional small bore target, the round, black bull's-eye would appear to rest on top of the front bead (see Figure 19). MOUNTING A SCOPE The top of the receiver on every Model 9422 is grooved to accept standard 22 caliber rifle-type scope mounts. Depending on the type of bases and/or mounts you pur- chase, your rifle will accept thin-tube scopes, red-dot type sights or standard rifle scopes. On the 9422 the barrel is attached rigidly to the top portion of the receiver. So, even though your rifle is a take-down design, your scope stays sighted in even after the action is taken down. Carefully follow all instructions provided with your scope mounts, rings and scope when mounting your scope. When a scope mount is used you may need to use the hammer extension provided with your rifle (refer to the instructions under "Using the Hammer Extension"). Your Model 9422 is provided with a hammer extension that makes it easier to operate the hammer when a scope is used. It is also recommend for use even when a scope is not installed. It offers an excellent grip and facilitates bet- ter control over the hammer. It should be found in a small bag inside the larger bag containing this owner's manual and other important literature. Also included is an alien wrench (hex-type) and set screw for securing the exten- sion to your rifle's hammer. If your box did not contain an extension, an alien wrench and a small set screw, ask your dealer to locate yours. The hammer spur can be used in either the left hand or right hand position. Installation is as follows: BEFORE ATTACHING YOUR HAMMER EXTEN- SION ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER, MAGA- ZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS. WARNING: PROPER MOUNTING OF THE HAM- MER EXTENSION IS IMPORTANT TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE. 1. Determine which side you want the extension to extend. For right-handed shooters the round, hollow part of the extension should protrude to the right. For left 17 Installing the hammer extension (shown in right hand position). J^JM FIGURE 20 1 Position the cut out portion t of the extension to the rear. hand shooters it should protrude to the left side. 2. Slide the hammer extension over the end of the ham- mer spur. The notch in the mount has an internal rail that guides the extension into place. The cut out portion of the extension goes to the rear (see Figure 20) 3. The hammer extension is secured to the hammer with an alien wrench. It is located inside the hollow tube-like extension itself. With the extension pushed fully forward into position, insert the alien wrench into the head of the screw and tighten the alien screw against the side of the hammer. If you have trouble starting the screw into the threads it may be because of the thread locking compound on the screw itself. This thread locking compound is a blue-green FIGURE 21 Permanently positioning the hamme Carefully support the rifle and hammer. color and is important in keeping your extension tight on the hammer spur. To make it easier to start the screw you may need to back it out and clean the compound off of the first thread of the screw. Then reinsert and tighten lightly. 4. Test the extension by working the hammer through its full range. Under most circumstances the extension will operate best when fully forward on the hammer spur. If there isn't sufficient clearance between the extension and scope or if the extension contacts the receiver at full- cock, it is possible to reposition the extension slightly along the hammer spur. 5. Once the position of the extension has been finalized it 18 is important to "set" it permanently in place. Do this by tightening the set screw enough that it leaves a mark on the side of the hammer. Then remove the extension. Support the hammer on a firm work bench or padded anvil and center punch the mark left by the set screw. The gun and hammer must be well supported during this operation (see Figure 21). 6. Reinstall the hammer extension in the location deter- mined previously. If the locking compound has been worn off of the screw you will want to put a drop of locking compound (like Loctite®) on the threads before inserting. 7. Tighten the set screw, making sure it engages into the indent made by the center punch. WARNING: HAMMER EXTENSIONS CAN LOOSEN WITH USE. OCCASIONALLY CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR HAMMER EXTENSION IS STILL ON TIGHTLY. Cleaning and Maintenance Suggestions Your Model 9422 will function better and more reliably over a longer period of time if it is properly maintained and kept clean. BEFORE PERFORMING ANY CLEANING PRO- CEDURES, ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN THERE ARE NO CARTRIDGES IN THE CHAMBER, MAGAZINE OR ACTION/FEED AREAS. You should clean your Model 9422 after every day of shooting and more often if it becomes excessively dirty. A minimum cleaning includes wiping down the action and oiling key parts. Most regular maintenance will also include cleaning the barrel. If you encounter a function problem be sure to give your gun a thorough cleaning to see if it solves the problem before seeking the services of one of our Authorized Repair Centers, our service facility or a competent gunsmith. To clean your firearm, adhere to the following general guidelines. Cleaning; PROCEDURES — BE CERTAIN YOUR GUN'S CHAMBER AND MAGAZINE ARE UNLOADED. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE SAFETY GLASSES DURING ALL CLEANING PROCEDURES. KEEP AMMUNI- TION AWAY FROM THE CLEANING AREA. DO NOT TEST THE FUNCTION OF YOUR FIREARM WITH LIVE AMMUNITION. To protect the rifling at the muzzle of your rifle from dam- age (which can affect accuracy) take down your Model 9422 into the barrel/receiver half and the buttstock/lever half as explained previously. 19 When cleaning the bore with the rifle fully assembled, open the action and turn the gun so the ejection port on the right side of the receiver is down to prevent the bore cleaner from running into the action. 1 . Use a cleaning rod with a tip and patch suitable for the size of your Model 9422's .22 caliber bore. Make sure the patch is large enough for a snug fit in the bore. Insert the rod and patch into the barrel at the receiver end and run it back and forth several times. 2. Inspect the chamber and bore for brass, copper, lead and powder fouling. A normal amount of powder residue can be expected and is not serious. It can usually be removed by repeating step one, using a patch saturated with solvent. If or when fouling should become heavy, it can be removed with a brass bore brush. Dip or spray the brush with solvent and scrub the chamber and bore until the fouling is removed. To prevent brass bristles from breaking off, the brush should be pushed completely through the bore before being withdrawn. 3. After fouling has been removed the bore should be wiped dry. Then pass a slightly oiled patch through the bore, for preservation. A fine, light gun oil is recommended. 4. Wipe all exposed metal surfaces of the receiver, forearm and barrel with a clean rag. Finger marks should be removed because they provide a place where moisture can accumulate. Any dried oil in the receiver area should also be removed. 5. Lightly oil your gun's action. Ordinary good judgment will, of course, indicate that the metal of the gun should receive a light film of oil any time the rifle has been exposed to weather or handling. This is very important and must be done with every gun. Remember, the pol- ished, finely fitted surfaces of the receiver and action mechanisms must always have a thin film of oil. Make sure that the surfaces of the breech bolt and bolt slide are especially clean and lightly oiled with a high quality gun oil. Use solvent and a toothbrush or other suitable brush 20 to clean around the extractor, ejector and other small breech bolt components. An aerosol-type oil can help in "spraying away" residues on the breech bolt. When satis- fied, wipe clean and lightly oil. 6. INSPECT THE BARREL AND CHAMBER. TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT NO PATCHES HAVE BEEN INADVERTENTL Y LEFT IN THEM. Remove any that remain. 7. Reassemble your rifle if you performed a complete cleaning. 8. Wipe all wood surfaces with a soft cloth. 9. When transporting only, store your Model 9422 in a quality protective case to prevent scratches and dents. For long term storage, store in a dry place to prevent corro- sion. Store away from children. MAKE SURE YOUR RIFLE IS UNLOADED AND ALWAYS STORE AMMUNITION SEPARA TEL Y. Other Cleaninq Suqqestions — • Never pour large quantities of oil into the receiver or other parts. It can drain down to the wood and soften it — and cause permanent damage and loosening of the stock. • After extended periods of heavy use, your rifle should be taken to a qualified gunsmith to have the action disas- sembled for professional cleaning and lubrication. • Laminated wood (WinTuff and WinCam) models require the same care and cleaning as walnut or hard- wood. NEVER ATTEMPT TO TAKE YOUR MODEL 9422 APART FURTHER THAN EXPLAINED IN THIS MANUAL. This is a specialized, finely fitted mechanism. You may permanently mar it by attempting to disassemble the inner mechanism assemblies. If further disassembly for service or cleaning is required, take your gun to a U. S. Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Center or a competent gunsmith as explained under "Service or Repair." 21 Ordering^ parts Service or Repair To order parts, please write our parts department and furnish the following: your name, address, and telephone number. Also specify the model and serial number of your Winchester firearm. When we receive your request, we will send an order form and a parts breakdown with prices. Write to: Parts Department U.S. Repeating Arms Company, Inc. 275 Winchester Avenue New Haven, Connecticut 06511-1970 CAUTION: PARTS ARE MADE FOR WINCHESTER BRAND FIREARMS MANUFAC- TURED BY OR FOR U.S. REPEATING ARMS COMPANY, INC., AND SHOULD NOT BE USED IN OTHER GUNS EVEN THOUGH MODELS MA Y BE SIMILAR. IMPROPERL Y FITTED PARTS MA Y BE DANGEROUS. If your Winchester firearm should ever need repair or ser- vice, please utilize one of the world-wide network of U.S. Repeating Arms Company Authorized Repair Centers for Winchester firearms. If you have any questions about how to obtain service, call or write the Authorized Repair Center (ARC) nearest you. A list of ARCs is packaged with your new gun. 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